I am fairly confident that if I were (as I have below) to quote the lyrics of this popular Whitney Huston song, most folk would recognise them and a lot of you would even know what song it was part of.
I believe the children are our are future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier.
And indeed they are beautiful words and convey a beautiful message don’t they? But the question is, are they – is the message they convey – a reality for our children? Especially when it comes to their Mental Health? In fact – I would suggest – that even the song itself conveys a certain scepticism. Check out the next few lines for example…
Let the children’s laughter remind us how we used to be
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